“Israeli born. Received her B.A. in Piano Performance from the Chicago Music College and M.A. in Composition from Indiana School of Music in Bloomington, both degrees with Distinction. While a student she received the First Prize in the Molly Margolis Piano Competition in Chicago, as well as numerous scholarships and Distinctions. Among her teachers were Prof. Ludmila Lazar (Piano) and Prof. Fred Fox (Composition) Ms. Pelleg studied conducting with Henry Mazer, Associate conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Pelleg was awarded a conducting fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival, a scholarship to study with Frederick Prauznitz at Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hoplkins University in Baltimore, and a fellowship to a special master class with Max Rudolph at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In addition, she participated in Master Classes with Sergiu Celibidacce in The Munich Philharmonic and Ghenadi Rhozdesvensky in Sienna. In 1987, Ms. Pelleg served as Music Director and Conductor of the Columbia International Music Festival and taught theory and composition at the Frederick College in Maryland. She returned to Israel in 1991, and served as Music Director of the Jezreel Music Center, taught at Haifa University, and published articles in various professional publications. In 1996, she founded the Haifa Music Center. Ms. Pelleg is currently Music Director and Conductor of the Haifa Festival Orchestra. She has also conducted the St. Petersburg State Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, The Columbia Festival Orchestra and the Aspen Festival Orchestra.” Information for this bio provided by the Haifa Music Center.